Over the last few months my mantra has become: “Focus on what can be – not what is or has been – because you can only impact the future.” It’s pointless to waste your time and energy worrying about the choices you’ve made that got you to where you are today. Instead focus that time and energy on a strategy and plan to get you where you could be, where you want to be.
Today is what it is, get over it and move on.
Today could be an excellent day or a craptastic one for you. In either case, I’m gong to suggest you just get over it and move on. Sure if it was a successful and great day, then take a little time to enjoy and celebrate the success. Conversely, if it was a not-so-great day take a little time to analyze why and look for ways to not end up in the same place in the future. In either case, don’t dwell too long on today, because tomorrow it will be the past and you can do nothing more about it.
The past is just that, the past. Let it go and move on.
Good or bad, you can’t live in the past. It just doesn’t work. You get to live in today. It’s simple as that. Sure you can hang on to fond memories of the past. There is nothing wrong with that. But spend more time and energy focusing on making more of those memories by impacting the future with today’s actions. As for the bad choices and mistakes of your life, let them go.
By living with an awareness that your actions today will impact tomorrow, you begin to live a life of purpose and meaning. Without goals and a vision for the future, you will simply keep creating more days like yesterday.
I got tired of chasing sales
In my business life, I got tired of the endless cycle of great sales periods followed by extremely lean periods. I decided on a goal of smoothing out the valleys in our sales and striving to match them up with the peaks. That meant that we could no longer continue to do things the way we had done the for years. Breaking out of old habits is difficult. Admitting you’ve made some bad choices along the way is difficult. But it’s not nearly as difficult as staying stuck in a vicious cycle.
What was interesting is that the answer lay in what we did during the periods of sales famine. I’ve always known how to crank up the sales process and fill the sales funnel with prospects and then turn those prospects into sales. The trap I’d fallen into was not doing enough of the Smiling and Dialing, when times were good. I had all kinds of excuses for why I didn’t do it, and none of them matter. What matters is that now I’m constantly focused on a vision of an ongoing sales feast. That vision drives my actions each and every working day. My #1 job is selling because that action impacts the future that can and will be.
Take a moment to leave a comment sharing your #1 job for impacting the future so it can and will look like your vision.